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Annual Facelift In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. The event starts on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28. Trash pick-up volunteer days will start on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Meadow Fire Now 80% Contained

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire, burning in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park is now 4,772 acres and 80% contained. All roads and visitor facilities in the park remain open. There are currently 328 personnel assigned to the incident and two injuries have been reported. Estimated date for containment is Sept. 21. The suppressions costs to date are $4.9 million.

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Meadow Fire Nearly 5,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire in Yosemite has now burned 4,933 acres and firefighters have gained 50% containment. No structures have been damaged or destroyed. There are currently 570 personnel assigned to the incident which was started by a lightning strike in mid-July and has cost $2.58 million for suppression efforts to date.

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Meadow Fire Supression Cost Now In Millions

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire has now burned 4,906 acres with 23% containment. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 556 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $1.8 million to date. Recreation and businesses remain open in Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.

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Veterans Summit Peaks To Honor Tragic Anniversary

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is hosting a multi-day event in which thirteen disabled United States Military Veterans will climb and hike several iconic peaks in Yosemite National Park. Paradox Sports organized the climbs and hikes, in conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS), for the second annual event. The disabled veterans, along with Yosemite veterans and Park Rangers, have ...

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Meadow Fire Now Over 4,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire in Yosemite has now grown to 4,434 acres with 5% containment, having progressed rapidly and in multiple directions. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 327 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $100,000 to date.

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Update On Meadow Fire Monday 12 Noon

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire, burning in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, has grown overnight to 2,582 acres. The fire may be a spot fire from a lightning-caused blaze which started on July 20. The new activity in the area was noted at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, and is burning within the Little Yosemite Valley (LYV) ...

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Meadow Fire Comes To Life In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire, which is reported to have started with a lightning strike on July 20, has been creeping and smouldering in the Little Yosemite Valley for 49 days. But just after noon today, it apparently came to life and has now grown to over 700 acres.

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Fire Burning In Yosemite High Country

YOSEMITE – A fire burning in the backcounty in Yosemite National Park is putting up a lot of smoke and is visible from many locations in Eastern Madera County. The fire was reported on Sunday, Sept. 7, and started as a spot fire from the Meadow Fire, which was lightning-caused, and was first reported on July 20.

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Gateway Expressions Student Art And Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fourth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of ...

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